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A woman by the fjord in Feda in Kvinesdal, Southern Norway
A woman by the fjord in Feda in Kvinesdal, Southern Norway
Feda in Kvinesdal.
Photo: Adam Read / Visit Sørlandet
Feda in Kvinesdal.
Photo: Adam Read / Visit Sørlandet
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From fjords and mountains to old mines, a via ferrata, and festivals – Kvinesdal offers lush nature, cultural history, and a little piece of America.

Located between Kristiansand in Southern Norway and Stavanger in Fjord Norway, Kvinesdal is situated by the Fedafjord and is surrounded by mountains. Here, you can hike, fish, and relax by the sea. The Kvina river is a popular place for salmon fishing.

In addition to the beautiful nature, you can get a taste of American culture here as well. Many residents emigrated in the 1800s and brought some of that culture with them when they returned, which is celebrated at the annual American emigration festival.

The region is also known for the Summer Conference at Sarons dal, the historic town Feda and Utsikten Hotell Kvinesdal, which offers panoramic views of the valley. In the far north lies Knaben, an old mining town that was occupied by German forces during World War II.

As temperatures drop, the region turns into a winter wonderland, and you can challenge yourself in the downhill slopes or well-groomed cross-country tracks at Knaben ski resort.

Get in-depth travel information on Kvinesdal’s official website.

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Top attractions in Kvinesdal
The Knaben Gruvemuseum "mining museum" displays history of the mine and its involvement in the First and Second World Wars. Visit the old mine with a… Read more
Knaben Mining Museum
The river runs through Kvinesdal town centre and contains a growing population of salmon and sea trout. Fishing is permitted between June 1st and… Read more
Salmon fishing Kvina
Knaben has opportunities for both cross-country and downhill skiing. The ski resort is open weekends in addition to weekdays in the Winter and Easter… Read more
Knaben Alpinsenter - Ski hill
Climb the Via Ferrata route at Knaben to the top of mount Knabekniben. Read more
Via Ferrata Knaben
Kvinesdal golf club was voted "Best golf course in Norway" in 2007, and it's not difficult to see why. Read more
Utsikten Golfpark
Rafossen is a waterfall located seven kilometres from Kvinesdal town centre. It is a powerful waterfall with a 42 metre drop. Read more
Rafoss waterfall Kvinesdal
Kvinabadet is the local swimming pool in Kvinesdal. Read more
Situated by the river at Feda. Experience the old tradition of barrel making. Various sized barrels available for sale. Bathing area suitable for… Read more
Bøkkerbua Traditional Wooden Barrel Making
Kvinesdal Cinema is located in the cultural center located in the center of Kvinesdal. Read more
Kvinesdal cinema and culture house
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